You Can Buy Robin Williams' Prized Possessions, Including His Golden Globes

File: Linda Lavin, left, star of the TV series Alice, and Robin Williams, Mork of the series Mork & Mindy, pose with their awards at the 36th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, Jan. 28, 1979. Both Lavin and Williams were named best television comedy performers. (Mao/AP)

We're still sad about the death of legendary comic/actor Robin Williams four years ago, but there's joy to be found in the wonderful collection of items belonging to Robin and his second wife Marsha that are now being auctioned off. Highlights from the collection are being showcased here in Los Angeles through Friday.

The Williams family, from 1995. (By Arthur Grace, courtesy Sotheby's)
A prop dagger from Hook. It was worn by Williams as he played Peter Pan, and used in a later scene where he fenced with Captain Hook. (Courtesy Sotheby's)

The items include everything from a prop dagger from Hook, to photos of Williams performing, to fine art by creators like Shepard Fairey and Banksy. You can even pick up four of Williams's Golden Globes, including the ones for Good Morning, Vietnam, Mork and Mindy, The Fisher King, and Mrs. Doubtfire.

Robin and Marsha didn't think of it as collecting, Marsha told auction house Sotheby's.

"We chose things that made us laugh, think, or want to be its caretakers for a period of time so that we could see them regularly," Marsha said. "Much of the art in the auction were things we gifted to each other, as different pieces would remind us of the other."

Well now. As if that isn't the most beautiful sentiment we've read today.

Robin's favorite things to pick up: watches and bikes.

"He tended to have a guy everywhere," Marsha said. "I think every guy in every bike store across the Bay Area thought of himself as 'Robin's guy.'"

Robin's youthful nature also included collecting toys — thousands of them.

"When he had a home where we had space to put things, he started purchasing more and more," Marsha said. "When Zak was little, Robin used to create a terrain on the floor with blankets and had all the toys, and they set up little battalions of white dwarfs and Space Marines."

This sounds like the best family time ever.

Check out more highlights below:

An original watercolor painting by Gus Van Sant from Good Will Hunting, given as a gift to Robin Williams — it hung in Williams' character's office. The inscription reads, "From gus to Robin — turn your boat around! God for you! Can a-corn!!!" (Courtesy Sotheby's)
A Hamilton gold-plated wristwatch, worn by Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society. (Courtesy Sotheby's)
"Arab Woman," by Shepard Fairey. (Courtesy Sotheby's)
Robin Williams' Walk of Fame star plaque. (Courtesy Sotheby's)
A portrait of Robin Williams in the back of a limo with his Academy Award for Good Will Hunting, taken by Arthur Grace. (Courtesy Sotheby's)
A Gryffindor robe, worn by Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Robin Williams was hoping to play Hagrid, but was shot down when he reached out, thanks to the decision to only cast Brits. (Courtesy Sotheby's)
Robin Williams staged a mock fight with Muhammad Ali at the Celebrity Fight Night event, where Williams was given a humanitarian award. The gloves, signed by Ali, are accompanied by a handwritten note from Lonnie and Muhammad Ali. (Courtesy Sotheby's)
A monkey chair, which Williams' ex-wife told Sotheby's was one of his favorite pieces. Robin loved primates, with his mother always buying him monkey items. (Courtesy Sotheby's)
Robin Williams on stage at the Metropolitan Opera House during a publicity shoot by Arthur Grace. (Courtesy Sotheby's)

A portion of the proceeds will be going to multiple charities that Robin and Marsha have supported, continuing their spirit of good will. The charities include Human Rights Watch, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the Challenged Athletes Foundation, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the Wounded Warriors Project. It's also being used to establish a permanent Robin Williams Scholarship Fund at Juilliard. Williams went to Juilliard with Christopher Reeve.

The auction takes place Oct. 4 in New York. While the L.A. exhibition runs through Friday, the items will be exhibited again in New York on Sept. 29 through Oct. 3.


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